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What is Kitchen work triangle?

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The Kitchen work triangle or The Golden triangle is a concept that was developed in early 20th century, when kitchens were very compact and appliances were very large. It connects the Cooktop (or) Stove, Refrigerator and Sink, these three points and the imaginary lines between them makes triangle and got this name work triangle, no element such as island blog the flow. This seventy year old design is still something worth considering while designing or remodeling a kitchen.

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Some different types of triangles – Image : Urbanoutfitters

According to the guidance of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), each leg of the triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet, the sum of the three sides of the triangle should not exceed 26 feet. You should consider the location of workspace, islands, bars and other kitchen features while designing on work triangle to ensure functionality. Nowadays kitchen is not about just for cooking, it becomes multi-functional as sharing space with living and dining rooms for eating, working and entertaining so, the new idea called kitchen work zone design is evolved from existing work triangle.

Some of the kitchen designed considering work triangle are…

Consider the location of kitchen features while designing – Image : Sandiegoarchitects

 The sum of the three sides of the triangle should not exceed 26 feet – Image : Roomaholic

Triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet – Image : Dreamstime

Nowadays kitchen becomes multi-functional – Image : Dreamstime

Today’s kitchen are large when compared to olden days – Image : Gettyimages

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How to design a Dining Room?

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The Dining Room is one of the favorite rooms in the home, where we had great memories by sharing food and thoughts. Its therefore we should make it more comfortable and functional. So, here we look at how to design a warm but stylish dining room. The most important consideration when designing your dining room is how exactly you’ll be using it.

Size

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Space determines the type of furniture size, the larger the room, the longer the table you should have–and vice versa. Round table with 50 inches or less diameter are best for navigation and conversation, for larger group you can prefer rectangular or over table with 30 to 36 inches width. In terms of chairs you should pay attention, dining chair heights are typically 17 to 19 inches from floor to seat. If you would like armchairs, its height may vary by style so, ensure the armchairs fit comfortably under the table. Allow at least 30 inches of space for chair extension.

Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important elements in our homes.Lighting helps a room look larger and more welcoming.Be careful when it comes to select lamps and think about size, if it was too small it won’t give you adequate light for your particular space. There are a number of modern lighting fixtures that can be installed, the larger the room, the more bulbs in your chandelier are needed and vice versa.

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Paint & Texture

Paint can transfer the entire room, light colors can make the dining room look larger and brighter. Texture & color makes all rooms feel alive. Adding two coordinating patterns, or one with a pattern and one that’s solid gains depth and dimension for room. Excellent way of adding contrast is with a rug or mixing traditional chairs with a modern table, or vice versa.

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Focal point

Look for a focal point in your dining room, it may be a window or an artwork. Bare wall make the room look plain and empty so, make some art which might become a spark for starting a conversation. Even you can make your dining table as a focal point for the home.

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Storage

Dining room storage is really important to keep the room tidy and clutter-free – and it gives you room to store functional items like trivets, glassware, serving pieces—even salt and pepper shakers, napkins etc. The storage should be child friendly, best storage ideas are multi-functional drawers, open shelves, larder styled cupboard or shared purpose storage.

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What are the standard dimensions for kitchen and dining?

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If you are in the process of planning out new kitchen and dining spaces, you may be searching what are the standard height of your tables, chairs, shelves, counters etc. These dimensions will impact your daily life, an inch can make a huge difference in sitting or working so, it’s good to have a basic understanding how measurement will make your space more comfortable and always remember comfort is new king.

Kitchen countertop

Standard height of Kitchen counters are around 36 inches including the countertop material. The height for a bar or dual-level island is typically 42 to 43 inches. 15 inches above countertop level is a good microwave height.

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Counter stools & chairs

A standard height of counter stool is 24 inches from the floor to the seat. A counter chair may measure from 24 to 26 inches as standard height, counter chair might have a seat back and arm rest. Swivels are also available. Bar stools measure between 28 to 30 inches height.

Dining tables

Dining tables are standard at 30 inches, bar height tables are generally around 42 inches. Some older vintage, antique tables are 28.5 to 29.5 inches. Round table with 50 inches or less diameter are best for navigation and conversation.

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Dining room chair

Dining chair heights are typically 17 to 19 inches from floor to seat. If you would like armchairs, its height may vary by style so, ensure the armchairs fit comfortably under the table. Allow atleast 30 inches of space for chair extension.

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Some of other useful dimensions for kitchen

  • 15 inches above countertop level is a good microwave height.
  • 15 inches of countertop on each side of a cooktop and refrigerator.
  • 24 inches is the the average base cabinet depth
  • 25 inches is the average countertop depth
  • 36 inches is the ideal prep area next to your cooktop
  • 12 inches is the standard depth for upper cabinet
  • 15 – 18 inches is the standard distance between countertop and wall mount cabinet
  • The standard hood height is 30 to 33 inches.

The kitchen is one of the best home improvements to invest in, as it will increase the overall value of your space dramatically so, every details must to be perfect. For more comfort and relaxed lifestyle keep dimensions standard.

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Dining Room Design

The dining room is one of the favourite rooms in the home, where we had great memories by sharing food and thoughts. Its therefore we should make it more comfortable and functional. So, here we look at how to design a warm but stylish dining room. The most important consideration when designing your dining room is how exactly you’ll be using it. Read more